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So what's your favorite overdrive or compressor pedal and why is it your favorite?

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  1. Don Rich Rules

    Don Rich Rules Tele-Meister

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    My favorite Overdrive is a Modded TS9. The mod I have is very transparent and clear sounding
    My favorite compressor is the Cali76. Simply stated it is one of the best if not the best compressor I've ever played through. Johnny Hiland uses this pedal. Good enougb for Johnny good enough for me!

    Stay well, D.R.R
     
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  2. naveed211

    naveed211 Tele-Afflicted

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    It depends. For Teles, I like an OCD. It just sounds right to me with a Tele more than any other guitar.

    I like the Wampler Ego best for compressors. Sounds really natural. I don’t often go for a lot of squash.
     
  3. Patton

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    Vox Valve Tone OD. Bought one new in 99’ and haven’t needed anything else since.
     
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  4. FenderLover

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    Ibanez CP-830. It's a compressor, but if you ever play one it's much more. Love, love, love it. My first pedal ever from the late 70's.

    Edit: Realized I didn't answer the simple question.
    Comp is my Cali 76
    OD would be my own version of the Zendrive
     
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  5. Cali Dude

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    A lot of people use this pedal for a soft boost. But I like the J Rockett Archer for goosing a somewhat broken up amp to a glorious overdriven sound.
     
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    I like my EHX Hot Wax right now, which is a dual overdrive with a Hot Tubes reissue on one side and a Crayon overdrive on the other. The Crayon is in the “Timmy” camp. It’s still the honeymoon stage, but I really like the Hot Tubes side for boosting the preamp of my Tubemeister head - it is very transparent. The Crayon stacks with the Hot Tubes side to push it into smooth saturation for leads with a little mid boost.

    I also like a boss GE-7 to boost a crunchy preamp tone into higher gain.

    Not much of a compressor guy.
     
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  7. Don Rich Rules

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    Is the Archer a Klon clone kinda pedal?
     
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    I agree, the Wampler is a great compressor. It comes down to personal preference. For me, the Cali76 was the pedal I was searching for.
     
  9. Cali Dude

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    Yeah, exactly.
     
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    Klon type. Just love that little something of tasty midrange it adds and the type of grit it provides.
     
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    Favorite OD is probably the Saucy Box. Favorite comp is Boss CP-1X.
     
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  12. Matt Sarad

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    Zendrive.

    I just like the tone.
     
  13. Cali Dude

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    For the Bluesbreaker type of OD pedal, I recently got a Wampler Pantheon. I like it for various levels of gain too. It can take a clean amp from barely overdriven to 80s hair band rock. It has a nice EQ as well.
     
  14. Loambiker76

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    I really like my EHX East River Drive, a TS variant, co-design by the dude from Analogman. Although I now use a HX Stomp for all my tones, I've just gone back to using the ERD to boost the amps in the Stomp as I prefer it to the built-in TS model.
     
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    I’m very, very happy with my pedals right now. I’ve gone back to off the shelf, plain old regular stuff, and I’m happier than I have been in years.

    I’m running a Boss SD1 for OD, and an EHX Tone Corset for compression.
     
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    the two that have stayed on my board are the Klon KTR and the Timmy - between the two, there isn't a sound that I hear in my head that I cannot find.

    YMMV
     
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    My favorites are Klon clones, and I've tried a lot of affordable ones, and my absolute favorite is the Caline Medusa. With the gain cranked up and the tone and level at a little below noon, it does a fantastic job with my small practice amps (Katana Mini, Mustang LT25, and THR10C on their clean settings) of sounding like a cranked BF Fender. That combination of pedal, and any of those amps, does the best job at creating the sound I hear in my head at low volume with a Strat or Tele.
     
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    The only pedal I own is an old TS9 Tubescreamer. It was my dad’s. I plug it in and goof around from time to time. I may not know what I’m doing with it but it sure is fun.
     
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    I like the DOD250 family but I get my eq from may amps so can't use an OD designed to make a BF mid scoop sound fatter.
    Oddfellow Cave man V1 has been the version on my board for a long while now.
    No comps I want to use but I have a serviceable Pigtronix and a couple of Dyna Comps.
     
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    My main OD is a Wampler Euphoria.


    Compressor is a BYOC 5 knob, which i liked (it broke and I haven’t bothered fixing ir replacing it) because of the blend knob
     
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